Additional Teaching Resources and Assessment Materials
A range of additional resources are available to download from the Phonics for SEN's TES Shop.
A small charge may apply but many are free.
These include: decodable readers, spelling practice books, games, desktop manipulatives, assessment materials, class presentation materials, vocabulary builder , sentence builder and posters for children, staff and parents.
Posters, Displays and Information
Sound Maps - alphabetic code charts
Word Wall (organised by Sound)
Sound by Sound Spelling Strategy Poster
Festivals - greetings
Rhymes and Theme Mats
For staff and parents:
Reading Purpose and Choice of Texts - infographic - teacher and parent versions (written in collaboration with Debbie Hepplewhite)
High Frequency Words - how to manage them
Periodic Table of the Elements of Reading Instruction
Desktop Manipulatives and Games
Fantasy Phonics game (created in collaboration with Phonic Books)
Sound Collector Cards
Word Build - Days, Months & Seasons
Decodable Reading Books
Read it! Match it! Books - Basic code reading single words
Reading Detective Books - Basic code reading single words
Stepping Stone Books - Basic code reading single words and phrases
Bridge Books - Basic code - moving on to connected text - a reading primer
Tandem Books - Basic code adult and pupil take turns to read the 'same' story
My Story Stories - Basic code personalise stories for maximum engagement
Flippin' Fun Book - Basic code flap book - just for fun!
Megacoded Stories - Basic code with a few high frequency prime words
Flyers Books - Advanced code with text gradually becoming longer
Working with Pupils with Complex Needs - A Companion Booklet to the Programme
Having a Voice - Communication Symbols
Lesson Symbols - for pupils with autism
Spelling Practice & Home Working
A Book of Spells Sets 1-7 - intensive practise
Level Up Spelling 1 Sets 1-7
Level Up Spelling 2 VCC CVCC CCVC CCVCC words
Level Up Spelling 3 - Book 3 Sounds
Level Up Spelling 4 - Book 4 Sounds
Level Up Spelling 5 - Book 5 Sounds
Level Up Spelling 6 - Book 6 Sounds
Level Up Spelling 7 - 2 Syllable Words by Sound
Level Up Spelling 8 -Upper KS2 & KS3 Curriculum Words
At Home Books - Basic code mini booklets of short activities covering reading and spelling
Work at Home Books - Advanced code mini booklets of short activities covering reading and spelling
Assessment Materials & Working with a Class / Large Group
Assessment Suite: Blending, Segmenting, Code Knowledge, Reading and Spelling High Frequency Words
Assessment Suite adapted for access for nonverbal pupils: Blending, Segmenting, Code Knowledge, Reading and Spelling High Frequency Words
Class / Large Group Presentation - interactive Power points and large resources
by Lothian Woodworks
Wooden Movable Alphabet Discs and Tiles
Lothian Woodworks now have two sets amazing wooden Phonics Discs available designed in collaboration with Phonics for SEN.
Great for individual and small group work in primary classes, intervention sessions with older pupils or for play based indoor or outdoor learning in the early years. Use as a movable ‘alphabet’ for building words to practice reading, spelling and phoneme manipulation activities.
Suitable for use with any phonics programme.
Wide scope – from beginning instruction > advanced phonics. Extensive coverage of the alphabetic code.
Choice of fonts available to suit your preference: Comic Sans or Sassoon Infant.
Support Materials included - the Phonics for Pupils with SEN Sound Maps show how the sounds (phonemes) are represented by the letters and letter combinations (graphemes) within the English alphabetic code.
70 birch-ply wooden discs etched with the following graphemes:
Basic Code - Simple GPCs
s a t p i n m d
g o c k e u r
h b f l j v w x y z
Introduction to Advanced Code - Advanced consonant sound GPCs
sh th ch tch ck
qu ng ff ll ss zz wh
Advanced Code – Advanced vowel sound GPCs
ow /oe/ & /ow/
ou /ow/ /oo/ & /u/
ea /ee/ /ai/ & /e/
ai /ai/ & /e/
oo /oo/ & /u/
ough /oe/ /ow/ /oo/ & /aw/
ew /oo/ & /u-e/
ie /i-e/ & /ee/
ue /oo/ & /u-e/
or /aw/ & /er/
our /aw & /er/
au /aw/ & /o/
ere /er/ & /air/
ear /er/ /air/ & /ar/
ar /ar/ & /er/
Set 2 Extension Set
48 birch-ply wooden discs and tiles etched with the following graphemes:
Advanced Code – Advanced vowel sound GPCs
‘Split sound spelling’ (split vowel digraph) tiles with a space in the middle to place a disc to build a word:
a e e e i e
o e u e
Advanced Code – Advanced consonant sound GPCs
bb dd pp rr gg mm nn tt ze ge
wr ve le se ce ed st le ph kn
dge bu el rh ve gu gh mn gn il
Duplicates for a greater range of word building
a e i o u
b d g m n p s t
Plus blanks for you to personalise your own discs e.g. for building names.
Prices and Ordering
Each set is £20 which includes UK postage. Shipping overseas is available at an additional cost that reflects the additional postage and taxes.
To order, contact Moray at Lothian Woodworks via:
Facebook - Lothian Woodworks @LothianWoodworks
Instagram – moray_lothian_woodworks
Please state whether you prefer Comic Sans or Sassoon Infant font on the buttons.
The Story behind the Phonics Discs Sets
I started following Lothian Woodworks on Instagram because I saw a link to their beautiful ‘leaf identification’ resources. When they added a new product – ABC tiles – it got me thinking. I am not shy at randomly approaching people and saying, “Hey, have you thought about doing this…?” Which is exactly what I did! So, we collaborated on producing the sets – I did the phonics and Moray did the design and manufacture.
I am receiving no financial gain from this product. I had great fun developing the sets with Moray and am happy to be helping a small family business in these difficult and unprecedented times. I hope these will be a useful addition to your phonics resources.